Hoosiers can now text 911 through Uber app
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Whether you're riding or driving with Uber, Hoosiers can now text 911 during their trips with the ride-sharing app.
"In an emergency, every second counts," Sachin Kansal, Uber's Head of Safety Products, said. "This new addition to the app will allow Uber users to reach out to 911 in situations where they may not be able to make a phone call."
Uber's in-app emergency button is housed inside of the 'Safety Toolkit' section.
When rider or drivers go to use the button, the 911 features automatically populated a text messages with you're current location and the vehicle's information.
Here is a sample initial text message: " I am taking a trip with Uber. White Toyota Prius ABC1234. My Current location is 1562 Poblano Street. My intended destination is 1455 Market St. My emergency is:"
911 dispatchers will be able to stay in communication with the person until law enforcement makes contact.
"We are always exploring ways to help make travel safer," Kansal said. "We are piloting this feature in Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Indiana and look forward to expanding it in all areas where text to 911 is available."
This feature is only available in certain locations throughout the country, but is available statewide in Indiana.
More News in India
The Orionids meteor showers will make their yearly appearance this and the next weekend, reaching their peak on October 22. These meteor showers are known for their brightness and speed, travelling at about 66 km/s
Barcelona's attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all got on the scoresheet for the first time together in a 3-0 win away to Eibar which took the La Liga champions top
NEW YORK: Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, a new study suggests. "The research has shown
WASHINGTON DC: A recent study found that fat accumulates in the airway walls within the lungs causing wheezing and asthma in overweight or obese people. Scientists already know that people who are overweight or obese are
There's enough reason for the Indian users of OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro to be excited about in this festive season, as they now start receiving the OxygenOS 10.0.1 update that is based on the
Azmat Hussain was just 10 when he lifted the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs trophy in 2011. Eight years later, he is back on the reality TV circuit, as a contestant on season